TV and Radio host Willis Raburu aka Bazu is finally addressing his critics. The journalist has been the punching bag for his critics who don’t miss their words when insulting him.
His separation with his wife Marya stirred mixed reactions with fans pointing an accusing finger at him claiming that he was unfaithful in the relationship. The man was not even allowed to mourn then death of his daughter. Then came the Gengetone festival which he hyped but had a poor turn out.
The TV host was promoting the Gengetone festival in Machakos and unfortunately, the turn up was low and netizens quickly jumped on him for the failure of the concert.
So bad was the criticism that it brought about the issue of body shaming with his plus size look and rocking dreadlocks as a news anchor.
There has also been a lot of hating regarding his weight and behaviour. The most recent backlash has been on his new style in which the news anchor geared up his style with a new look by rocking dreadlocks and critics, as usual, had something to say.
It has not been such an easy journey for the 10 over 10 TV host with so much criticism coming his way.
Critics felt that the journalist has been behaving childishly for opting to rock dreadlocks and his fun side in hosting the entertainment show that airs on Citizen TV.
In his YouTube channel Wills Raburu responded to the recent backlash.
He talks about being referred to as ‘Uko na umama’ and ‘uko na utoto’ as a great disrespect to women and children. For him, he has an issue on why critics are connecting bad deeds with women and children.
Discussing the backlash, he has faced following his new hairstyle he said that one should not be judged based on how the hair looks like.
Raburu revealed that he has always wanted to have dreadlocks and to make himself happy which has been a big lesson he has picked in 2020.
“Understand the reason why you want to do something.”
On the issue of him behaving childishly, he goes ahead to define growing up as the ability to make decisions regardless of one’s age, whether one in his/her 30s,40s or 50s.
He shared a word to his fans by encouraging them to learn to face criticism with a bold face and wondered why people throw so much hate because of a simple hairstyle.
For him his new motive in 2020 is being a Bazu which he defines as understanding that a person is original as had put it in his hit song Kalale.
“Being a Bazu is greatness in prowess. It is understanding that you are an original.”